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Circus tent collapses; two fatalities

Industry News, News | August 4, 2015 | By:

For the second day in a row, severe storms are being blamed for a tent collapse resulting in death and injuries.

A father and daughter were killed Monday when a circus tent at the Lancaster fairgrounds in New Hampshire collapsed amid 60-mile-an-hour gusts and hail. Thirty-two people were treated at hospitals for injuries.

Fire Marshal William Degnan said that the circus went on for about 15 minutes after a severe storm warning was issued, according to New England Cable News.

On Sunday, one man was killed and more than a dozen injured when a severe storm caused a tent to collapse at a community festival in a Chicago suburb.

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